The POZCAST: Career & Life Journeys with Adam Posner

Mike Metcalf and Shaun Peet: 12 Second Culture - NASCAR Pit Crews & Business Leadership 

Episode Summary

In episode 122 of #thePOZcast, my guests Mike Metcalf and Shaun Peet and I dig into how they apply tenacity and authenticity to anything and everything they do. Mike and Shaun have spent years working in the field of NASCAR’s pit crews, and now they’re taking their ambition and drive into the world of business consultancy, as well as authorship. Their new book which they co-authored with Stephen Copeland is called “12 Second Culture” and it embodies the lessons they’ve learned from Nascar and from life in general. Most of Shaun and Mike’s day job boils down to tasks that they must perform within fractions of a second. These guys have learned how to simplify each movement, action, and bit of execution into the most optimal overall performance they can attain. Apply that to the world of business, and you’ve got an opportunity for real, no frills growth potential. We dive into that process, as well as some of the new challenges they’ve taken on outside of the field. With all the recent attention that Nascar has been getting relating to social justice issues, Mike and Shaun give their take on how the organization is handling diversity from the ground up.  I also get the chance to speak to Mike and Shaun about the importance of purpose in any field or arena, and how they personally vet their team members to determine if they’re up to the job. We even get into their take on millennials hitting the workforce and how that affects and drives culture. Tune in to hear more about Nascar, business, thrill-seeking and efficiency on this episode of The POZCast! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review/rating: The POZCast is brought to you by our friends at Interseller - the prospecting + outreach platform of recruiters and sellers. Whether you’re doubling down on business development or recruiting talent, Interseller does all the heavy lifting of finding contact data, automating the email and follow-up process, and syncs all that rich data into 20+ CRMs and ATSs. Reach out and get going in a 2-week *free* trial today and let them know you heard about them from Adam on the POZCast. Check out a free demo today! For more, please check out

Episode Notes

3:03 - Mike's Journey
5:02 - Shaun's backstory
5:28 - Breakdown of Car Racing Process
7:47 - Training and Sequencing
10:44 - How to find a Niche
12:14 - The Danger involved
13:53 - Interview and Recruiting Process
16:18 - Think Outside the Pit
18:05 - How to bring a balance
19:50 - Diversity in workplace
21:49 - Change is Happening
24:39 - The importance of feeling Valued
27:36 - Why should anyone pick up this book?
29:30 - The word 'Authentic'
30:27 - One Golden Piece of Advice
32:02 - SuperPowers
34:25 - What is your NorthStar?